Quiz Number 73 - Answers

Published: Thursday 23rd January 2014
  1. In Greek mythology who solved "The Riddle of the Sphinx" and in so-doing became King of Thebes? Oedipus.
  2. Which detective is featured in the short story, "The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual"? Sherlock Holmes.
  3. Which Country's High Commission in London occupies the building that was previously the home of painter John Everett Millais? The Zambian High Commission.
  4. What is the name for the type of biological warfare that uses insects to attack the enemy? Entomological Warfare.
  5. Which songs containing the word "SKY" in their title were UK top TEN hits for the following artists, [a]The Ramrods (1961), [b]Kanye West (2006), [c] Supergrass (1997), [d]Electric Light Orchestra (1978) and [e] Norman Greenbaum (1970)? [a] "Riders in the Sky" reached number 8, [b] "Touch the Sky", no.6, [c] "Sun Hits the Sky", No.10, [d] "Mr. Blue Sky", No.6 and [e] "Spirit in the Sky", No.1.
  6. Which poet was known as "The Ploughman Poet" or "The Bard of Ayrshire"? Robert Burns.
  7. Founded in 1985, what instruments are played by the UOGB? Ukuleles (The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain).
  8. Of which comic book super-heroes are the following the enemies , [a]Cheetah, [b]Dormammu, [c] Bullseye, [d] The Riddler and [e] Dr Octopus? [a] Wonder Woman, [b] Dr Strange, [c] Daredevil, [d]Batman and [e]Spiderman.
  9. What does the computing acronym, SMTP stand for? Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (the internet standard for email).
  10. Which FIVE countries share a land border with Macedonia? Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo and Serbia.
  11. What is the name of the "Stick and Ball" team game similar to hurling that is played by women throughout Ireland? Camogie.
  12. Named after the more famous one in Venice, to which Cambridge college does the Bridge of Sighs belong? St John's College.
  13. Which book by Jane Austen shares its title with an unfinished novel by Charlotte Bronte? Emma.
  14. Which of the Greek Gods/Goddesses do you associate with the following, [a]Love/Beauty, [b] Hunting, [c] Wine, [d] Communication and [e] Time? [a] Aphrodite, [b]Artemis, [c]Dionysus, [d]Hermes and [e]Chronos.
  15. In chemistry, what is defined as the mass of a given substance that will react with one mole of electrons in a redox reaction? The Equivalent Weight.
  16. Named after its inventor, what is the name given to the engine that an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into rotating motion? The Wankel Engine.
  17. Who was the German playwright responsible for "The Threepenny Opera" and "The Caucasian Chalk Circle"? Berthold Brecht.
  18. The semi-hard cheese CASTELMAGNO has Protected Designation of Origin, in which European country is it made? Italy (Piedmont).
  19. What SEVEN books by C S Lewis make up the "Chronicles of Narnia"? "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe", "Prince Caspian", "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", "The Silver Chair", "The Horse and his Boy", "The Magicians Nephew" and "The Final Battle".
  20. With 27 awards as at 2013, who has won the most Grammy awards awarded to a female artist? Alison Krauss.

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